Sebastian De Chaves rugby player
Sebastian De Chaves rugby player

Sebastian De Chaves

30th Oct 1990 2.02m/117kg No 5 Lock

South African-born second-rower Sebastian de Chaves moved to Tigers in the summer of 2013 after a season in France’s Top 14 league with Mont de Marsan.

Qualified to represent South Africa, Portugal and England, de Chaves collected honours at Under-20s level with the Springboks and played in their Junior World Championships in 2010, beating England in the third-place play-off.

After joining newly-promoted Mont de Marsan – alongside former Tigers Seru Rabeni and Ephraim Taukafa – he made 13 league appearances and started all six of their Amlin Challenge up games in 2012/13.

He began playing for the Tigers for the 2013/14 season aged 23. De Chaves spent 3 years with Leicester Tigers before joining London Irish in 2016.

In just his first season, he picked up the Players’ Player of the Year Award following a stellar campaign for Irish.

In November 2017, De Chaves extended his contract with London Irish. Scoring four tries in 30 appearances for Irish, the former Springbok Under-20 international is impressed with the long-term ambition of the club.

After three seasons with London Irish, De Chaves signed for Newcastle Falcons before leaving the club in 2021 to join Major League Rugby side Austin Gilgronis

In September 2021, Wasps announced the signing of de Chaves, who would join the Club on a short-term deal from Major League Rugby side Austin Gilgronis.

(LS September 15, 2021)


newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
No 4 Lock
2019 - present
image Austin Gilgronis Rugby
No 4 Lock
2021 - present
No 5 Lock
2012 - 2013
leicester Leicester Tigers
No 5 Lock
2013 - 2016
lion3 London Scottish
No 4 Lock
2019 - 2019
london-irish London Irish
No 4 Lock
2016 - 2021
ws Wasps
No 4 Lock
2021 - 2023